- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis judge has asked for briefs in a case brought over release of the investigative file in the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich has asked the Shelby County Chancery Court to unseal the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation file in the July 17 death of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart.

The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1WRp8J3 ) reports Officer Connor Schilling’s lawyer, Arthur Quinn, told Judge James R. Newsom III that the case isn’t over and there are concerns about the file’s release.

A grand jury earlier this month declined to indict Schilling. Weirich said she recommended charging him with voluntary manslaughter and use of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony.

Police say Schilling fatally shot Stewart during a fight at a traffic stop.

Lawyers for Stewart’s family withdrew their objection to the file’s release Friday.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com



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